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October 4, 2016
Safran Helicopter Engines (formerly Turbomeca) has been hit by the helicopter market crisis, reaching a low point in turnover and production. Cyrille Poetsch, EVP of programs, estimates between 700 and 800 new engines will be produced this year, compared to a record number of 1,300 in 2008. More... Read More »
September 30, 2016
The Navy of Mexico received its first of 10 AS565 Panther MBes on Wednesday, according to a Navy news release. Airbus Helicopters officially handed over the aircraft at a ceremony at its Marignane, France, facility. Reports say this delivery comes nine months in advance as requested by Mexico in... Read More »
September 27, 2016
Photo courtesy of Turbomeca Turbomeca USA President/CEO Russ Spray is retiring after a 50-plus-year career in helicopters, including 23 spent building the U.S. air medical service industry and 14 at the helm of the engine maker's Grand Prairie, Texas-based operation. "After... Read More »
August 9, 2016
Paraguayan operator Signature S.R.L. has signed a letter of intent with Bell Helicopter for a Bell 505 Jet Ranger X for corporate transport. The aircraft has accumulated more than 380 LOIs around the world. Having completed 800 test hours, the aircraft is on track for certification in 2016, said... Read More »
July 28, 2016
Airbus Helicopters' H160 has passed a few milestones during flight testing, the company said Thursday. Airbus said it has validated the aircraft's aeromechanical configuration, which provided low vibration levels and great stability. Unveiled at Heli-Expo in March 2015, the medium twin is the... Read More »
July 28, 2016
Top industry leaders will share their expertise in applying new and emerging technologies to meet business and operational goals with helicopter owners and operators at Rotor & Wing International's Rotorcraft Technology Summit in Fort Worth, Texas, this September. Among the top-flight speakers on... Read More »
July 1, 2016
The H215 uses the same basic airframe, rotor and engines as Airbus Helicopters AS332, but incorporates improved avionics. Photo courtesy of Airbus Recently, I had an opportunity to fly the latest addition to Airbus Helicopters venerable line of Puma variants, the H215. The aircraft... Read More »
June 29, 2016
Vector Aerospace competed the first of three 12-yr inspections for the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Dept.'s Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3 AStars. Inspections on the three aircraft are to be performed at the maintenance, repair and overhaul service provider's facility in Langley, British Columbia... Read More »
June 28, 2016
The Swedish Defence Materiel Admin., citing "changed conditions," has revised procedures for purchasing six retired Airbus Helicopters AS332 M1 Super Pumas and extended the bidding deadline to Oct. 7. Under the revised procedures, Sweden will accept bids for some of the aircraft, spares and... Read More »
June 1, 2016
Russian Helicopters line of aircraft include the Kazan Ansat, the Kamov Ka-62 and Mil Mi-26T, Mi-38 and Mi-8. The TV7-117V engine is installed on all Mi-38s. Photos courtesy of Russian Helicopters and ISAF Headquarters Public Affairs Office Amid Western sanctions and the crises of... Read More »
May 31, 2016
The U.K. Defense Ministry is prepared to award a $3 billion contract for additional Apaches to Boeing rather than the Leonardo (Finmeccanica) Westland unit, according to a London press report. The Telegraph newspaper said Boeing prevailed in bidding to provide 50 more attack helicopters for the... Read More »
April 7, 2016
The Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP), procured originally to replace engines in the U.S. Army's Boeing AH-64E and Sikorsky UH-60M helicopters, also might power the Army's future vertical lift light assault rotorcraft, according to media reports. Army officials told reporters recently that... Read More »
April 1, 2016
Two corporate customers in Chile have signed letters of intent for the Bell 505 JetRanger X. One customer was a private owner and the other was Eagle Copter. Both helicopters will be configured for corporate and VIP transportation. The five-seat, single-engine Bell 505, which first flew in Nov... Read More »
March 30, 2016
Las Vegas police are lined up to get a new H145 to help it deal with an aging search-and-rescue helicopter fleet operating in an inhospitable operating environment. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Committee on Fiscal Affairs approved the purchase of a new Airbus Helicopters H145 Monday... Read More »
March 1, 2016
Robinson Deliveries Rise; Dollar Slows Growth Photo courtesy of Robinson Helicopter Robinson Helicopter delivered 347 aircraft in 2015, a modest 5.5% increase from the 329 it delivered in 2014, the company said last month. The ... Read More »
March 1, 2016
An aircraft arriving for unscheduled repairs could throw an MRO off balance if it arrives to a hangar full of scheduled work. RSG Aviation, Inc. of Forth Worth, Texas, tries to save room for such scenarios. Photo courtesy of Keith Moreland / RSG Aviation, Inc. It wasn t raining when... Read More »
February 19, 2016
Airbus Helicopters [Booth 9651] is partnering with Thales [Booth 11560] and Helisim to develop and deploy a full flight simulator for the H160. The simulator s development is part of Airbus born ready strategy to maximize the utility of the H160 for operators when it enters service. The... Read More »
January 27, 2016
The H160 s second prototype took off today in Marignane, France, kicking off a busy 2016 for the H160 as it pursues its flight test program with two prototypes. The second prototype is the first H160 to fly with the Turbomeca Arrano engines. PT1 had accumulated more than 75 hours of flight... Read More »
January 20, 2016
Accident investigators said that engine modifications made to an air ambulance helicopter may have left it more susceptible to icing and contributed to its fatal crash in 2013. The Airbus Helicopters AS350 B2, operated by EagleMed, had taken off early on Feb. 22, 2013, from Integris Baptist... Read More »
December 16, 2015
The Arrius 2R. Photo by Philippe Stroppa, courtesy of Turbomeca Certification of the Bell 505 appears on target for 2016 following type certification of Bell Helicopter s first Turbomeca engine. The French company recently received EASA approval of its Arrius 2R, a 504-shp turbine that reduces... Read More »
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